How to use Valdivia in a sentence
After the death of Valdivia on the field of battle, Francisco Villagran was elected as chief of the new colony.
The Araucanians readily fell in with the idea, and in 1645 Valdivia was rebuilt, and was again populated.
He landed at a point a little to the south of Valdivia, and boldly made his appearance quite alone among the astonished warriors.
First of all they erected a fort at Valdivia without encountering any opposition on the part of the natives.
Pedro de Valdivia, the conqueror of Chile, subdued that vast area of the deadly Araucanians with an "army" of two hundred men.The Spanish Pioneers | Charles F. Lummis
British Dictionary definitions for Valdivia (1 of 2)
a port in S Chile, on the Valdivia River about 19 km (12 miles) from the Pacific: developed chiefly by German settlers in the 1850s; university (1954). Pop: 136 000 (2005 est)
British Dictionary definitions for Valdivia (2 of 2)
Pedro de (ˈpeðro de). ?1500–54, Spanish soldier; conqueror of Chile
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